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Coal Ash Contaminates Our Lives

The Latest On: Coal Ash Contaminates Our Lives

November 5, 2019 | Reference

List of Plants Where Coal-Ash Contaminated Groundwater Exceeds Allowable State and/or Federal Limits

List of 133 plants in 29 states and Puerto Rico whose owners have posted notifications that the groundwater exceeds state and/or federal limits of contamination, without an alternate source demonstration, for one or more of the following toxic substances: Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Lead, Lithium, Molybdenum, Selenium, Thallium, and Radium 226 and 228 combined.

November 4, 2019 | Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Coal Combustion Residuals Rule

Proposal allows dumping in leaking coal ash ponds to remain open until 2038. Each year that closure is delayed, utilities will dump tens of millions of tons of toxic waste into these leaking ponds.

November 4, 2019 | Fact Sheet

ELG Rule Fact Sheet

Proposed Rule Would Allow Utilities To Continue To Use Outdated, Ineffective Water Treatment

November 4, 2019 | Fact Sheet

Status of U.S. Coal Ash Disposal Units

Owners and operators have reported compliance information for 737 coal ash surface impoundments and landfills regulated by the 2015 Coal Ash Rule to date, located in 43 states and Puerto Rico.

October 30, 2019 | Reference

Coal Ash: Background Information

In 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized the first-ever coal ash regulations designed to protect communities from one of the largest toxic waste streams generated by U.S. industry and to prevent environmental disasters like coal ash spills in Kingston, Tennessee, and the Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina.

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